December 1, 2022

Does improving accessibility boost local economies?

Improving accessibility is vital to creating more economically prosperous and livable communities. But to truly understand the financial benefits...

November 30, 2022

New tool and strategies to strengthen regional economic development

A new innovative tool on job quality and access will help CMAP, economic development organizations, and other partners improve northeastern Ill...

November 22, 2022

Mayors pushing for support of Chicago Hub Improvement Program

Dozens of mayors from several states have signed a letter urging federal support for the Chicago Hub Improvement Program. Read more in the CMAP ...

November 9, 2022

Free ADA trainings, how to increase disability employment, and more

In the latest Accessible Communities newsletter, learn how Chicago is investing in disability employment practices, nominate an accessibility p...

November 7, 2022

Making the Midwest the next hydrogen hub

The Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen will submit an application to the U.S. Department of Energy to invest in a regional clean hydrogen hub. R...

November 2, 2022

Celebrate your achievements with CMAP's 2023 Regional Excellence Awards

Have you worked on a project that has made our region more inclusive and thriving? Nominate it for a Regional Excellence Award.

October 28, 2022

Register now for free ADA training

Interested in improving accessibility and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in your community? Join our free training pilot.

October 28, 2022

National Pedestrian Safety Month brings attention to roadway safety crisis

In recognition of National Pedestrian Safety Month, IDOT, with CMAP and other transportation partners, is bringing attention to the roadway safet...

October 28, 2022

Breaking ground to reduce freight and traffic delays in northeastern Illinois

CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, and numerous transportation partners to break ground on a m...

October 27, 2022

Major opportunity to improve traffic safety

Learn how the region's transportation agencies work together to improve traffic safety and more.

October 26, 2022

Three data sources fit for your community

Learn about three data sets that cover the county, municipality, and Chicago neighborhood scale.

October 20, 2022

How Orland Park advanced accessibility, new training available, and more

Learn how the Village of Orland Park created an ADA transition plan and took action to make their community safer, more accessible, and better ...

October 18, 2022

New data to help communities understand their emissions

CMAP's first Climate Update includes new greenhouse gas emissions data, insights on resilience funding, EV funding, and more.

October 13, 2022

ON TO 2050 plan update approved

The CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee adopted an update to ON TO 2050, the region's long-range plan.

October 5, 2022

Regional leaders come together to maximize metropolitan Chicago’s economic growth

Leaders from the seven counties and City of Chicago, in partnership with economic development organizations, are shepherding a new era of regiona...

September 29, 2022

Introducing CMAP's new ADA program

CMAP launched a new program to help the region’s communities improve accessibility.

September 28, 2022

How your community can use planning to act on climate change

Learn how your community can use CMAP's local emissions summaries to plan climate action.

September 15, 2022

September Board meeting recap: ON TO 2050 update discussed, update on recovery plans post-pandemic, and more.

ON TO 2050 update discussed, update on recovery plans post-pandemic, and more

September 15, 2022

High school students join CMAP to explore planning, metropolitan region

This summer, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning welcomed high school students from across the region to learn about the opportunities a...

July 6, 2022

Apply for new federal infrastructure grants

Learn about the open grant opportunities provided through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.